How can I stop the bad dreams?

It’s 2.25am I’m sitting on the couch because I’ve just been woken up by the little one screaming her heart out.

She was sleeping peacefully then boom.

I don’t know why?

She seems to be in pain but nothing is hurting her.

This is happening a lot and all I can think is that she is having nightmares.

She’s not even 18 months yet.

What could she possibly be dreaming that could upset her so much?

This is killing me, it is the one thing that I cannot protect her from. Everytime she has a bad dream it breaks my heart that I can’t do anything to stop it.

I feel utterly powerless.

I wish I could make them go away but all I can do is sit on the sideline and watch.

I need to try and do something.

Published by Colin

Hey there, thanks for dropping by. My name is Colin, sometimes I go by the name Scottish Legend. I am 34, married with a beautiful baby girl who is the light of my life. When I grow up I want to be a writer. I have written my first novel and want to try and get it published. One day I'll get there. In the meantime I am spending as much time with my daughter as I can. I've been a stay at home dad for the last year and I have loved every minute of it. I post stories, poetry and rants on here and sometimes heartfelt pieces that I just have to get out. Please feel free to contact me via the contact page and I hope you enjoy my work and life. I look forward to hearing from you If you feel like supporting me by buying a coffee would be appreciated

7 thoughts on “How can I stop the bad dreams?

  1. When my son had nightmares, I found that cutting out all activity a few hours before bed helped. Unfortunately, nightmares seem part of life..especially at that age. Everything they see and hear takes on a life of their own. When my son got older (around 8-10) he used to sleepwalk and act out his dreams. He was a very stressed out kid.


  2. Poor girl! My daughter had night terrors, just waking up screaming. But she usually didn’t remember the dream and they thankfully, they eventually go away. So sorry you all have to go through it though.

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